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Join Our 20th Anniversary Giveaway on Social Media!

Posted on March 26th, 2014 | 17 comments

We’re celebrating Young Living’s 20th year in business with special monthly anniversary giveaways on social media! From Wednesday, March 26, through Friday, March 28, visit our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to win amazing prizes.

Today, you can enter to win the following prizes on our social media accounts:

  • Facebook: Sacred Frankincense essential oil – 10 winners
  • Twitter:  – Lavender essential oil – 3 winners
  • Instagram: Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil – 5 winners

To see the official rules for this giveaway, click here.

Here are the instructions on how to enter each giveaway:

Facebook

  1. Like the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page.
  2. Like the giveaway post on the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page.
  3. Leave a comment following the instructions on the day’s Facebook post.

Twitter

  1. Follow the @YoungLivingEO Twitter account.
  2. Watch for the giveaway alerts on our Twitter account to find out how to enter each giveaway.

Instagram

  1. Follow the @YoungLivingEO Instagram account.
  2. Like the day’s Instagram photo and follow the instructions on the photo.

The giveaways will end at 11:59 p.m., MT, on the day of each giveaway. The Friday, March 28, giveaways will end at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Sunday, March 30.

As always, we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment telling us which Young Living products you would like to see in a future Young Living social media giveaway.

Orange Blossom Facial Wash: The Perfect Way to Start and End Your Day

Posted on March 24th, 2014 | 400 comments

With spring just around the corner, we sometimes experience both the “lion” and “lamb” weather that is typically associated with March. In some parts of the United States, this phenomenon can happen in a matter of days. These extreme weather conditions can sometimes cause a variety of skin problems, requiring extra care. That is why I have chosen Young Living’s Orange Blossom Facial Wash™ as the focus of this blog post. It is the perfect way to start and end your day (especially during this crazy time of year).

With an abundance of phytonutrients, Orange Blossom Facial Wash gently removes the impurities of daily living and any remaining makeup. The following list includes a few active ingredients and their benefits:

ESSENTIAL OILS

Lavender

  • Soothes and softens skin

Patchouli

  • Supports a younger-looking you

Lemon

  • Brightens dull skin

Rosemary

  • Promotes toned and firm skin[i]

BOTANICALS

Orange Blossom Extract         

  • Optimal skin emollient
  • Helps maintain moisture

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM):  Inert compound that naturally occurs in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains

  • Supports normal skin functions
  • Promotes a decrease of oxidative stress

Calendula Extract

  • Excellent skin conditioner
  • Contains high amounts of carotenoids

Wolfberry Seed Oil

  • Promotes hydration
  • Helps even out skin tone

The special blend of essential oils and natural ingredients in Orange Blossom Facial Wash support the structural integrity of your skin, leaving your just-washed face clean and healthy. Other benefits include:

  • A soap-free, mild formula that is suitable for all skin types
  • Powerful antioxidants that promote a younger-looking appearance
  • Nourishing botanicals that gently support the skin’s natural protective barrier

I have loved hearing from you, and to motivate you to share your experience, I will be giving away ten bottles of Orange Blossom Facial Wash to randomly chosen commenters, as well as posting your testimonials. Leave your comment on this blog or send it directly to me at grusso@youngliving.com. I will happily respond and send ten lucky people an Orange Blossom Facial Wash.

Good Luck!

—Gloria Russo, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager


[i] Dermaxime

Thieves Clean Those Pesky Bedbugs Away…For Good!

Posted on March 17th, 2014 | 7 comments

A few weeks ago we gave ideas and recipes of how to avoid bringing home bedbugs when traveling. This week we are getting rid of bedbugs for good with the power of Young Living’s effective essential oils and products.

The following are tips, hints, and recipes for getting rid of those bothersome bugs. After today we will not need to panic when bedbugs come to stay; rather, we can implement the following ideas and live bedbug-free.

Heat is one of the safest and most effective ways to immediately kill bedbugs. When infested, use and improve upon our tips and suggestions:

  • Before washing, spray clothing and linens with either bedbug treatment recipes. Conduct a fabric test before spraying items to make sure they will tolerate your bedbug essential oil blend.
  • For particularly difficult cases, wash and dry your items in the hottest water and settings tolerated by the fabrics. For added assurance, add 2-4 capfuls of Thieves® Household Cleaner for every medium to large load.

Hint: Use either Thieves Household Cleaner caps (14.4 oz. or 64 oz.). They both hold 10 ml or 2 teaspoons.

  • Steam Treatment:

Add the below steam-treatment mixture to a steam machine or steam carpet cleaner.

  • Remember that essential oils and water will not remain blended. You will need to shake the steam machine and or carpet cleaner often throughout the treatment for maximum benefits.
  • Thoroughly steam floors, baseboards, bed frame, mattresses, rugs, carpeting, etc.

Bedbug Treatment Recipe No. 1

1 cup water
10 drops Thieves® essential oil blend
10 drops Purification® essential oil blend
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil

Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle and spritz over the areas you will be steaming.

Bedbug Treatment Recipe No. 2

1 cup water
10 drops Thieves essential oil blend
10 drops Purification essential oil blend
5 drops Geranium essential oil
5 drops Cedarwood essential oil
5 drops Idaho Tansy essential oil

Directions

Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle and spritz over the areas you will be steaming.

Hint: If you do not have the time or means to steam your furniture and flooring, you can lightly spritz the area with the mixture. Wait 30 minutes or longer before vacuuming. Only use a vacuum that has disposable bags.

Once you have thoroughly spritzed and steamed all infested areas, place sachets between the mattress and box springs, inside drawers and cubbies, behind headboards and footboards, and under any furniture cushions.

Bed Bug Essential Oil Sachet

24 muslin teabags
1 cup baking soda
10 drops Thieves essential oil blend
5 drops Purification essential oil blend
5 drops Geranium essential oil
5 drops Cedarwood essential oil
5 drops Idaho Tansy essential oil
2 drops Palo Santo essential oil

Directions

Mix well. Spoon the mixture into the muslin bags. Replace once the sachets have lost their aroma.

Repeat the process as needed. Professional pest control companies usually come back multiple times to eradicate bedbugs. Do not become discouraged if the bugs are not gone with your first attempt. Remember that you are using safe, effective, and powerful essential oils.

Hint: Take care around sensitive people, babies, and cats, especially kittens. They are very sensitive to some essential oils. Make sure that they are out of any room you are treating.

Finally, to keep your home bedbug-free, diffuse Thieves essential oil blend every few days.

I love hearing from you! Please comment on this blog or e-mail me at grusso@youngliving.com.

—Gloria Russo, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager, Personal Care

Support Your Health this Winter with Essential Oils

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 | one comment

Winter can be a difficult season on your physical and emotional health. The days are shorter, it is cold in most parts of the country, and colds and the flu are more prevalent.

During any season there are a few basics that can help to maintain optimal physical and mental health, such as eating healthful foods, drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. However, you may be doing everything “right” and still need a little extra support to get you through those short winter days and long winter nights. Whether diffusing, applying topically, or taking internally, Young Living essential oils can help you strengthen your physical wellness, improve your emotional balance, and fill your home with safe, purifying products.

Here are some ways you can incorporate Young Living essential oils and essential oil-infused products into your daily routine to support your health all winter long:

Utilize the Power of Thieves:

  • To help control the spread of germs, wash your hands frequently and incorporate the health-supporting power of any of our Thieves® products.
  • Diffuse Thieves essential oil blend day or night to help purify and humidify the air.
  • Clean household surfaces with Thieves Wipes or Thieves Household Cleaner.
  • If you’re on the go, help sanitize the air with a squirt or two of Thieves Spray.
  • Keep Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier in your car, at your desk, and in your purse or bag for a quick and easy cleansing shot. I frequently use a napkin and a small drop to clean my desktop.

Support the Body’s Natural Defenses:

  • Citrus oils such as Citrus Fresh™, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Tangerine help support the body’s natural defenses. Plus, the fresh, vibrant citrus scents can also help boost your mood during short winter days.
  • Mountain Savory revitalizes and stimulates the body and has strong purifying properties.
  • Clove is an important ingredient in Thieves and helps support the body’s natural response to stress.
  • Oregano is known as a purifying oil.
  • Thyme was traditionally regarded for its cleansing properties.
  • ImmuPower™ is great to diffuse or apply topically to the feet and hands.
  • Purification® deodorizes and neutralizes the air.

Support Respiratory Health:

  • R.C. has three varieties of Eucalyptus and is comforting when applied to the chest and throat.
  • Thieves Lozenges deliver the cleansing power of Thieves for long-lasting relief.
  • Breathe Again™ Roll-On creates a soothing aroma.
  • Peppermint eases tension and, along with Myrtle and Pine, supports healthy respiratory function.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep:

Please leave a comment below to share how you use essential oils to help maintain your health in the winter months.

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Seeing a Potential Young Living Member in Everyone

Posted on February 27th, 2014 | one comment

This is a special guest blog post by Young Living brand ambassador Stevie Baggs.

My name is Stevie Baggs, Jr., and I’m a Young Living member. I want to tell you how a recent event changed the way I look at building my business. Before I begin though, I want you to get to know me a little.

I was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. Although I am a Young Living member, actor, and philanthropist, I am most well known as a football player. I played football in high school, college, and professionally in both the NFL and the CFL.

Over the years I’ve turned more and more to natural products because I want to reach the optimal level of well-being without all the artificial ingredients. A few years ago, a friend talked to me about a company that would help me reach that level. That was the first time I’d heard about Young Living, and it wasn’t long before I became a member.

Now I have the opportunity to be a brand ambassador for Young Living, giving me the opportunity to represent this company and its natural, healthful products. As an ambassador, I was honored to be a keynote speaker at a Young Living Introductory Meeting Featuring NingXia Nitro™ in Birmingham, Alabama. It was an exciting event that focused on NingXia Nitro, one of Young Living’s most popular new products and my personal favorite!

At the event I saw big, athletic guys like me talking to stay-at-home moms about how much they love Thieves®. I saw businessmen and teachers talking about the best uses for Lavender. I saw a diverse set of people, all interested in achieving wellness through the use of essential oils.

That’s when I realized something that changed the way I think about building my business: If we have such a diverse group of Young Living essential oil users, that means we have many opportunities to share our message with others! We need to see a potential Young Living member in every person we meet!

Turning that potential into a sharing opportunity isn’t as hard as you think. For example, I use NingXia Nitro every day. When I use it at the gym, one of my workout buddies might ask what I’m taking. I also like to add a few drops of Lemon or Thieves oil to my water when I eat at restaurants, and that always sparks questions from the others at my table. It’s easy then to explain the value of Young Living and describe the benefits of whatever product I’m using. Once they see the value, I have the opportunity to invite them to learn more by trying products, visiting the web page, or attending live events.

I’m convinced that more people than we realize are ready to listen. Take a look around as you go through your normal daily routine and you’ll see people everywhere who can benefit from our message of wellness, purpose, and abundance. Share with everyone and you’ll see your business grow like you’ve never imagined!

—Stevie Baggs, YL Brand Ambassador, Actor, Former CFL and NFL player

Watch the Stevie Baggs video below, which was introduced at our special Young Living Introduction Meeting featuring NingXia Nitro in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 1. Find out more about this event by clicking here.

Stevie Baggs Alabama Launch from Young Living on Vimeo.

 

Creating Custom Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Posted on January 27th, 2014 | 9 comments

Diffusing activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Whether in your family room, office, kitchen, or bedroom, diffusing essential oils can help eliminate odors and provide an uplifting mood in your home.

Creating Custom Blends

While a few of our most popular oil blends include Thieves®, Peace & Calming®, Valor®, Purification®, R.C, and Joy, you can also create many combinations by mixing single oils or adding singles to our oil blends. The possibilities are endless!

At our global headquarters, several Young Living employees have created their own custom diffusing blends. Here’s a favorite blend of McKenna H., who works in our Will Call:

Other custom blends ideas from Young Living employees include:

Favorite Diffuser Blends from Young Living Facebook fans:

“I created a blend for my daughter’s fourth-grade class to clear the room and help with focus: Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass.” –Yvonne S., Member

“I diffuse 7 drops of Stress Away and 3 drops of Citrus Fresh to help with relaxation while maintaining a house with two toddlers.” –Nichole C., Member

“I like to diffuse Peppermint and Thieves. It makes for a very fresh-smelling home, while cleaning the air of impurities at the same time.” –Gail T., Silver

“For freshening air and getting rid of bugs, I use Purification, Peppermint, Valor, and Thieves.”
Tiffany V., Senior Star

“Peace & Calming with some Christmas Spirit at night makes me sleep like a baby, and I wake up happy in the morning!” –Shelly M., Star

“My favorite: 2 drops Joy, 2 drops Abundance, 5 drops Citrus Fresh, and 3 drops Peppermint.” –Renee D., Star

Lavender and Orange is a great mix for relaxation and creates a wonderful fragrance.” –Glenda M., Member

“Lavender and Peace & Calming at bedtime creates restful nights for the whole family.” –Darcy D., Star

What are some of your favorite diffuser blends, and what do you use them for? Leave a comment and let us know. We always love to hear from you!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Celebrate 20 Years of Seed to Seal with January Promotions!

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 | no comments

There’s a lot that makes Young Living different—from our strict quality control to the unique, effective formulas that change your life every day. But the heart of what has set us apart for the past 20 years is our beautiful farms throughout the world and our unique Seed to Seal® process that involves members from across the globe. This month, we’ve created a promotion that celebrates our annual Winter Harvest and 20 years of Seed to Seal!

Hit 300 PV with your January order and receive a reward pack worth at least $108.49 that includes two Young Living favorites: Lavender and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils, plus a $15 product credit and 10 percent back in Essential Rewards points on your order!

Here are the details:

Lavender: Lavender is our most popular and versatile essential oil. Loved for centuries for its soothing, floral aroma and skin-nourishing qualities, Lavender can be diffused to encourage tranquility and restful sleep, added to bathwater for relaxation, or simply worn as a fragrance to instill tranquility.*

Idaho Balsam Fir: Distilled from the needles of balsam fir trees grown on our Idaho farms, Idaho Balsam Fir’s aroma is uplifting and rejuvenating for body and mind. Dilute and use in post-workout massage, or diffuse to invigorate the mind and senses.

$15 Product Credit: Use this $15 just like cash toward any order of any Young Living product! Anticipate that this special credit will appear on your account in mid-February, which you may then apply to your order for a $15 discount.

10 Percent Back: For every order over 300 PV in January, you will receive 10 percent of your order back in Essential Rewards points! This offer applies to both Essential Rewards and standard orders and is on top of any points you may earn from your regular monthly Essential Rewards order, up to 50 points per order. To receive these points, which can be used toward receiving free products, you must be enrolled in our Essential Rewards program. It’s our way of thanking you for your loyalty. These points will be available to use on or before February 15.

Excited about these promotions? Have some ideas about using Lavender and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils? Let us know what you think in the comments. Go to YoungLiving.com for full offer details and visit Virtual Office to update your order and receive these free products.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Holiday Pampering Using Young Living Beauty Products

Posted on December 18th, 2013 | 9 comments

For those who are in search of that perfect gift among the holiday chaos and crowds, why not choose a quiet moment and give yourself or a loved one a quick beauty rejuvenation facial massage? In just minutes, you will feel relaxed and revitalized.

BEAUTY REJUVENATION FACIAL MASSAGE

Preparation:

  1. Place a warm towel on your face. Gently wipe off any dirt or debris. If time permits, we suggest cleaning your face with your favorite Young Living product.
  2. One at a time, gently and quickly tap each of your fingers on your face. This will bring the blood to the surface and stimulate your nervous system.
  3. Put a small amount of  A.R.T® Creme Masque on your fingertips. (The massage will be most beneficial if you keep a small amount of product on your fingers.)

Eye Area:

  1. Place the pad of your index and middle fingers on the side of your nose.
  2. Hold for 3-4 seconds.
  3. Sweep your fingers toward your ears until your fingers fall off your face.
  4. Repeat 3 times to bring energy to your under-eye area.

Forehead:

  1. With the pads of your left fingers on your left eyebrow, sweep your fingers up to your hairline with a firm, circular motion.
  2. Repeat this action on the right side.

Jawline:

  1. Beginning with the left side of your face, place the index and middle finger pads of your left hand on your chin. (Your index finger is on top of your chin; your middle finger is underneath.)
  2. With a firm yet gentle motion, move your fingers from your chin and up your jawline until you reach your ears.
  3. Repeat on the right side.
  4. Alternate 3 times, making a total of 6 lifting movements.

Neck:

  1. Place your left hand on the left side of your neck with your fingers pointing toward your left ear. Your pinky finger will be closest to your jawline, while your thumb will be closest to your décolletage.
  2. Start at the base of your neck and slide your hand up your neck.
  3. Alternate with the right side.
  4. With just your fingers, alternate your hands while gently massaging your windpipe.

This quick massage will heighten blood flow, helping your skin keep its pliancy and tone. We suggest using A.R.T® Creme Masque because it is good for all skin types. When using your favorite Young Living moisturizer—A.R.T® Day ActivatorA.R.T® Night Reconstructor, Sandalwood Moisture Cream, or Boswellia Wrinkle Cream —we suggest adding the following essential oils to meet the individual needs of your skin.*

NORMAL SKIN

AŸRŸT Day Activator or AŸRŸT Night Reconstructor

Add 1-2 drops of the following essential oils:

  1. Geranium
  2. Lavender

DRY SKIN

AŸRŸT Day Activator or AŸRŸT Night Reconstructor

Add 1-2 drops of the following essential oils:

  1. Geranium
  2. Roman Chamomile

MATURE SKIN

AŸRŸT Day Activator or AŸRŸT Night Reconstructor

Add 1-2 drops of the following essential oils:

  1. Clary Sage
  2. Neroli

*If you have never applied the above oils on your skin, conduct a patch test.

Young Living beauty products make perfect presents, so why not give the gift of beauty this holiday season?

Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your ideas and personal experiences of how you have used Young Living’s beauty products as a holiday gift. You will be entered to win one of five exclusive Amoressence essential oil blends, which were available only at the Young Living Beauty School.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced in a future blog post.

Happy Holidays,

—Gloria Russo, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Gifts that Touch and Transform: An Essential Oils Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 6th, 2013 | 269 comments

The holidays are a time when we reflect on our blessings and give gifts as a token of caring and gratitude. Some of the most iconic symbols of the Christmas season are the gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh, which were considered as valuable as gold by the three wise men in the Bible. This holiday season, build upon that ancient tradition of giving precious oils by giving a gift that shows you care about the well-being of your loved ones.

Fill the Air with Holiday Spirit
The Young Living 2013 Holiday Catalog features limited-time, beautifully packaged collections that embody the holiday spirit and make great gifts and sharing tools.

An ideal gift for those who are new to Young Living is the Holiday Sharing Collection, which includes a handcrafted diffuser necklace along with sharing packs of Lavender, Lemon, Thieves®, Peppermint, and Peace & Calming®.

Share a cup of holiday cheer with the Wintertime Wassail Collection, which contains 5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Tangerine essential oils, a wassail recipe card, and a 16-ounce mug set. Help create an inviting and stress-free atmosphere with the Holiday Balance Mini Oils Collection, which contains 5-ml bottles of Idaho Blue Spruce, Lavender, and Citrus Fresh™

The exclusive Exotic Oils Collection features 5-ml bottles of Biblical Sweet Myrrh, Amazonian Ylang Ylang, Yuzu, Hong Kuai, Xiang Mao, and Plectranthus Oregano.

Remember, these holiday collections are available for a limited time and only while supplies last!

Give the Gift of Relaxation

Our patented Vitassage™ Essential Oil Dispensing Massager gives you a unique way to incorporate the benefits of up to three essential oils or blends into your massage. This product includes a carrying case and has a special holiday price of $49.75 (regularly $69). Add an Aroma Carousel as a revolving display for your guests to explore Young Living essential oils—it’s a perfect accessory for presentation, travel, and sharing. Together, both of these products make a great gift combination for yourself, as a business-building tool, or for a loved one.

Vitassage Package Giveaway

Leave a comment below telling us which Young Living essential oils or collections you plan to purchase for holiday gifts, and you will be entered for an opportunity to win one of two Vitassage packages, including the Vitassage Massager and Carrying Case and an Aroma Carousel. The winners will be randomly selected and will be posted in our next blog post.

Happy holidays!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

DIY: Holiday-Scented Gifts with Essential Oils

Posted on November 27th, 2013 | no comments

There’s nothing quite like walking into a room and being immersed in the familiar and captivating aroma of evergreen boughs and peppermint to spark a flood of warm holiday memories.

Help make your home more inviting during the holiday season by creating seasonal aromas with essential oils. The following scents and do-it-yourself tips are a great way to help build new holiday traditions.

Ideas for Holiday Scents

The seasonal collections in the 2013 Holiday Catalog make excellent gifts. Use them to create a customized holiday scent:

The Holiday Balance Mini Oils Collection includes Idaho Blue Spruce, Lavender, and Citrus Fresh

The Essence of the Season Collection features Frankincense, Myrrh, and Christmas Spirit™ essential oils, plus frankincense and myrrh resins, which can be used in our Resin Burner.

Fill your home with the holiday spirit using the Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser, which, for a limited time only, includes a free 5-ml Christmas Spirit™ and Peppermint.

Holiday Gift and Sharing Tool Ideas

Sharing a steaming cup of wassail with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. The Wintertime Wassail Collection  includes all you need to make this festive beverage, including  5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Tangerine essential oils; a wassail recipe card; and a 16-ounce mug set in a gift box.

The Holiday Sharing Collection includes sample packs of Lavender, Lemon, Thieves™, Peppermint, and Peace & Calming® and is a perfect Christmas sharing tool. You can also create your own holiday gifts using Young Living products.

One thoughtful and inexpensive holiday sharing tool is to give essential oil-scented pine cones. Try these do-it-yourself tips for Pine Cone Fire Starters and Scented Pine Cones:

Pine Cone Fire Starters

Melt wax in a double boiler and add a few drops of any number of seasonal smelling essential oils. If you’d like a little color, add a crayon to the melting wax. Dip the cones in the wax using tongs and place them on foil to dry. Put them in a basket or mesh satchel, add a bow, and voilà, a delightful gift!

Scented Pine Cones

  1. Wash pine cones to clean off sap and any hitchhiking critters.
  2. Bake for an hour at 200° F on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet.
  3. Spray the pine cones with essential oil-infused water using the Wintertime Wassail Collection or your own custom blend of oils. You can also sprinkle drops of essential oils directly on the pine cones. Let dry and you’re done!

Scented pine cones can be used to make wreaths and garlands. You can also screw a small eyelet hook to the bottom of a scented pine cone to make Christmas ornaments.

Please share with us your favorite seasonal fragrances and ways you use Young Living essential oils to create holiday traditions and gifts. We always love to hear from you!

Finally, stay tuned for a very special, web-only Young Living Black Friday event beginning on Thanksgiving day. Check our Facebook  account, your Virtual Office, and this blog regularly in the coming days for more information and updates!

–Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager